The O-Team Leaders are the first faces for new students entering post-secondary at KPU, and serve to help the new students transition into the KPU way of life. This transition can be difficult and scary for some - especially in a virtual setting, so the O-Team is there to provide a genuine peer-to-peer welcome, and show them all the supports that KPU offers, which will increase their chances of success in their first year of post-secondary. In other words, the O-Team is kind of a big deal!
For Fall 2021, we are recruiting Orientation Leaders and KPU Collective Mentors. Please click the link below to view the position description and requirements.
Deadline to apply is July 27
Role of an Orientation Leader
- Host live virtual orientation events and answer questions about what to expect when starting classes at KPU
- Inform students about the resources available to them at KPU
- Demonstrate leadership to the new students and the KPU community
- Mentor a small group of new students throughout their first semester (dependent on position)
- Engage with new students to create a positive KPU campus culture
The O-Team is a volunteer opportunity that challenges you to develop your leadership, public speaking, mentorship, and group facilitation skills, as well as your virtual event planning skills. It's also an opportunity where you can meet and socialize with like-minded students. Did we mention the O-Team is really fun!? It's your chance to leave your legacy at KPU through the futures of the new students. Your O-Team experience looks great on your resume and scholarship applications.
The full list of qualifications can be seen in the position description. At minimum, Orientation Leaders will:
- Enjoy working on a team & have a desire to make KPU a better place
- Have good communication skills in English
- Attend all required training
- Be able to attend 2 virtual orientation events
What past O leaders have said about their experience:
I feel I improved my interpersonal skills, leadership skills, and I also received self-satisfaction from being able to help new students transition into Kwantlen by showing them around and offering them some tips and advice.
I learned a lot about working successfully in groups which I would be able to use in my day to day life. Orientation gave me an opportunity to get to know amazing people.
I enjoyed the friendly energy of the team. Everybody was helpful and willing to have a good time. It was fun to be able to meet fellow students from Kwantlen with similar interests and goals.
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